Police in Ontario have been raiding cannabis dispensaries in the province just days after Canada voted to legalise the drug. Sputnik looks at the official explanation and the bemused reaction on social media.
Raids across #Toronto today.
Dispensaries do no harm. Raids cost millions of tax dollars, cut off access to cannabis & free choice, and harm peaceful consumers & providers.
— Jodie Emery (@JodieEmery) October 19, 2018
Five people, including long-time Windsor pot activist Leo Lucier, are the first to be charged by the Windsor Police Service under the new federal Cannabis Act. https://t.co/ixupT8jSOn pic.twitter.com/eZTF8iCYaW
— The Windsor Star (@TheWindsorStar) November 8, 2018
I picked up five new cases today. The Police really clogging up the system. What's the end goal though? Most or all of the charges ultimately gets withdrawn. There has to be a rapprochement #cannabis #marijuana #weed #cannabiscommunity #raids #TorontoPolice #CannabisAct #Toronto
— Mr. Toronto Lawyer (@selwynpieters) November 6, 2018
Ontario is too disorganized to open any cannabis shops until the spring, but they've got all the time and money they need to pay cops for endless raids on dispensaries.https://t.co/Yo6Ry3gGtb
— Dana Larsen (@DanaLarsen) October 20, 2018
More raids on dispensaries in Toronto today! Why? Supply is reported as limited in the Ontario website! People who have medical needs who aren’t able to get Cannabis over the Internet are blocked from getting what they consider to be medicine. I wonder if there’s a Charter case?
— Robert Wiseman (@RobertAWiseman) November 3, 2018